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    The Great Debate: Does sport unite or divide us?

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    A Social Sciences Week special event
    Tuesday 5 September, 6.00 – 9.00pm AEST
    National Library of Australia

    Join us for a lively evening of discussion and debate at the National Library of Australia (NLA) in Canberra as we explore the power of sport to bring us together, or push us apart, alongside a matched exhibition at the NLA. Our esteemed speakers are Academy Fellows and published authors, The Hon Andrew Leigh MP and Emeritus Professor David Rowe who will take the stage to explore this fascinating theme alongside Seriously Social podcast host and journalist Ginger Gorman who will moderate the debate.

    The Great Sports Debate promises to be a thought-provoking and entertaining event, with opportunities for audience participation and engagement.

    Ticket includes access to the the National Library of Australia's exhibition Grit & Gold: Tales from a Sporting Nation, drinks and canapes followed by the debate at 7pm, followed by Q&A. Proudly brought to you by the Academy of the Social Sciences in Australia and the National Library of Australia, with support from Synergy Group.

    We are delighted to announce that a portion of the proceeds from ticket sales to the Great Debate will be donated to the Indigenous Literacy Foundation charity in support of Indigenous Literacy Day on Wednesday 6 September. As a collective effort, the Academy of the Social Sciences in Australia will make this meaningful contribution to support literacy initiatives for Indigenous communities. $5 from your ticket purchase will directly contribute to this important cause. Thank you for joining us in making a difference.

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